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7 highlights of Marbella
Find out for yourself why the Spanish town of Marbella, with both Andalusian and Moorish influences alike, is the Costa del Sol's top tourist destination.
1. Ermita de Santiago XV
Dating from the 15th century, this church is the oldest religious building in Marbella.
2. Golden Mile
King Fahd's palace and some upmarket hotels are just some of the fancy buildings you can spot as you walk down this street on the way to Puerto Banus.
3. Puerto Banus
Visit luxurious shops and restaurants at this 1970s marina, a few miles just outside central Marbella, for a swanky Mediterranean experience.
4. Dali sculptures
See some of the master of Surrealism's signature unusual but brilliant sculptures down on Avenida del Mar!
5. Buggy Safari
Experience the rugged red countryside surrounding Marbella, traversing deserts and rivers!
6. King Abd el Aziz Mosque
This mosque was named after the first king of Saudi Arabia and is built in the Andalusian style - there are similar buildings in Fuengirola and Malaga!
7. Day trip to Morocco
Finally, if you've exhausted all that Marbella has to offer, just jump onto a ferry and see another continent. There are frequent day trips available to Tangier, Morocco.
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Planning Your Visit
Don't forget your passport
If you are going to Morocco or even just to the nearby British colony of Gibraltar, you are subject to border control - don't forget your passport.
Stay safe in the sun
It's hard to forget that the sun is shining, but remember to reapply sunscreen every hour to avoid nasty burns.
If you are visiting any places of worship, Islamic or Catholic, be sure to dress modestly as a sign of respect.
The drinking age in Spain is 18, but children may be allowed to drink wine in restaurants with their parents.
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- Best time to visit
- Known to have its own 'micro-climate', it stays fairly mild year round, basking in 320 days of sunshine. July and August can heat up and its a peak time to enjoy water sports. September through November it cools down and majority of tourists have left, leaving you more space at the beach!
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What people are saying about Marbella
Worked on the 2nd attempt. 1.Reservation unfortunately no tour took place. Great service from Getyourguide, was able to rebook immediately via chat. Top experience, Gibraltar as a place to visit is really worth seeing
Well-organized trip, nice staff. I kind of would have wanted to have more time in the destinations but that’s not a minus for the organisers of the trip itself. Would recommend this for everyone.
Guide Marceollo guided us through the gorge excellently with his information and with those who were afraid of heights! It's a great getaway if you're in Mallaga, definitely do it!!
We had a great trip, with a visit to a super cute village, great views of Marbella - our guide was very charming and knowledgeable and the bikes were very good! I highly recommend!
Faboulous tour, our guide Jose was very informative. It was a nice way to get to know Marbella, to cycle through narrow old town streets. I would highly recommend to everyone!